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Orica’s Cyanide Facility Re-Certified under Cyanide Code
The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) re-certified Orica’s cyanide manufacturing facility in Yarwun, Australia as compliant with the Cyanide Code on 22nd February 2017. The facility was initially certified on 28th November 2006.
Orica is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of sodium cyanide to the mining industry, committed to delivering and maintaining the highest standards for the safe manufacture, transport and use of sodium cyanide. In order to achieve compliance with the cyanide code, Orica’s manufacturing plant was audited by an independent organisation, finding Orica to be in full compliance with the code.
The "International Cyanide Management Code For the Manufacture, Transport, and Use of Cyanide In the Production of Gold" (Cyanide Code) was developed by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee under the guidance of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and the then-International Council on Metals and the Environment (ICME). The code is a voluntary industry program for gold mining and services companies, which focuses exclusively on the safe management of cyanide.
Orica's global supply chain and transloading facilities in Ghana and Peru are also certified under the International Cyanide Management Code (ICMC).